To build community through helping each other become more self-sufficient for our food. This means increasing the amount and productivity of private and public land used for growing fruit, vegetables and nuts. This includes local farms, small holdings, community shared areas or your own backyard.
Our initial objective is to transform backyards into productive food sources by coming together as a community to help each other. We will achieve that by organising “backyard blitzes” to pool our knowledge, skills and time. These blitzes will be in a similar form to the permablitzes that are used all around the world and originated in Melbourne.
Permablitz Defined (from Permablitz Melbourne site)
- create or add to edible gardens where someone lives
- share skills related to permaculture and sustainable living
- build community networks
- have fun
Permablitzes are free events, open to the public, with free workshops, shared food, where you get some exercise and have a wonderful time. To be defined as a permablitz each event must also be preceded by a permaculture design by a designer with a Permaculture Design Certificate. The network runs on reciprocity, and in order to qualify for a permablitz you usually need to come to some first, although there can be exceptions to this.
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